Historical Newspaper Articles, Volume 2


Read by Lee Ann Howlett

(3.8 stars; 4 reviews)

This collection of 20 public domain newspaper articles comprises volume 2 of Historic Newspaper Articles in the LibriVox collection. Both U.S. and U.K. newspapers are represented here. The articles span from 1848 to 1920. Topics covered (e.g., the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire, the troubles of ‘Typhoid Mary’, how to dress for the seashore) vary in length and tone. Although the writers display a range of diverse styles, their words give today's readers a sense of the tenor of the times. (summary by Lee Ann Howlett)

(2 hr 53 min)

Chapters

1848-06-10 Excitement & Enthusiasm of Gold Washing Still Continues -- Increases, 4:04 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1859-01-11 American Industry Abroad 12:43 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1884-10-22 Dakota. A Description of One of the Most Perfect Apartment Houses in 12:26 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1886-10-29 France's Gift Accepted 11:39 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-09-01 Another Murder in Whitechapel 6:38 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1889-07-18 The Whitechapel Crime 1:43 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1889-07-21 Whitechapel Crimes and French Elections 3:04 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1889-09-11 Another London Murder 1:25 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1893-05-22 World's Fair Annoyances 11:37 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1900-12-01 Memorial Notices Mr. Oscar Wilde 2:56 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1906-05-26 How to Dress in the Water 10:40 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1906-06-26 Thaw Murders Stanford White 4:44 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1910-04-09 A Girl's Visions and Her Career 6:13 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1911-03-26 141 Men and Girls Die in Waist Factory Fire 42:56 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1911-12-03 'Typhoid Mary' Asks $50,000 from City 4:24 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1915-10-03 The Novel is Doomed, Will Harben Thinks 10:43 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1917-05-19 Anarchists Demand Strike to End War 7:14 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1918-01-13 The Story of Harry Houdini 10:36 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1919-08-29 The Progress of the Film 5:35 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1920-01-17 America 'Dry' Tonight 1:58 Read by Lee Ann Howlett

Reviews

Excellent!

(4 stars)

These are read by Lee Ann Howlett who is one of Librivox's greatest readers and way better than most pros. Some of these articles - in volume 1 and 2 - are very memorable, particularly the heartrending NY Times news story - so much more literately written than modern news stories - about the horrible Triangle shirt waist factory fire. I also found the news story about the opening of the Dakota House in Manhattan very interesting, and the Jack the Ripper news items, and some others too.

Extra, extra! Motoring will replace reading, author warns!

(5 stars)

this serious discussion is from track 16. Interesting and informative. For a really different evening, why not listen to the news right here tonight? There's been another murder in Whitechapel... Thank you volunteers, for another LibriVOX home run! p.s. Where Is volume 1 please?